Ramnavmi: The Greatest Hindu Festival

A significant Hindu festival known as Ramnavmi is observed every year to commemorate the birth of Lord Rama, one of Hinduism’s most beloved deities. Normally, it takes place in the Hindu month of Chaitra, which occurs in either March or April according to the Gregorian calendar.

In India and other places where Hinduism is followed, the festival is observed in various ways. Here are some of the main components and customs related to Ramnavmi:

Hindu legend holds that Lord Rama was born to King Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya in the city of Ayodhya on the ninth day of the Hindu month of Chaitra. The seventh manifestation of Lord Vishnu, one of Hinduism’s three main deities, is thought to be Lord Rama.

Celebrations and rituals: On Ramnavmi, followers of Lord Rama typically observe fasts, engage in puja (worship) rituals, and repeat hymns and mantras in his praise. A lot of people also attend Lord Rama shrine visits, processions, and cultural events.

Meaning and symbolism: In Hinduism, Lord Rama is viewed as a symbol of justice, valor, and kindness. His life narrative, as told in the epic Ramayana, is thought to contain valuable life lessons.

Regional variations: While the fundamental Ramnavmi customs are the same throughout India, there are a number of regional differences in how the holiday is observed. For instance, Ramnavmi is a festival that is fervently and enthusiastically observed in northern India, especially in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, with processions, folk dances, and music. In southern India, devotees attend temples and conduct pujas as part of their spiritual and religious practices.

Overall, Ramnavmi is a significant holiday in the Hindu calendar that commemorates the birth of one of Hinduism’s most venerated deities and offers devotees a chance to strengthen their spiritual practices and strengthen their ties to their religion.

Books to read on Ramnavmi to know more about Lord Ram and Ramnavmi:

A Divine Biography of Lord Ram & Glory of Lord’s Holy Name by  Ajai Kumar Chhawchharia

This Book is a rare and unique compendium on the theme of Lord Ram who was an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, the Supreme Lord of creation. It would cater to lovers of literature as well as devotees of Lord Ram because it brings under a single roof all major works of Goswami Tulsidas such as Ram Charit Manas, Geetawali, Kavitawali, Dohawali, Barvai Ramayan and Vinai Patrika, as well as Lord Ram’s Upanishad Known as Ram Uttar Tapini Upanishad, the Padma Puran and Anand Ramayan which have wonderful hymns dedicated to the Lord. The present book has three sections section 1 presents the life, time, and deeds of Lord Ram Section 2 has the hymns dedicated to the Lord based on Tulsidas’ books and section 3 has hymns from the Upanishads pertaining to Lord Ram, highlighting his Divinity.


This is based on historical events in Ramayana. The story is basically explaining about how the Ram became a warrior for Ayodhya.

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Ram – Scion of Ikshvaku by Amish Tripathi

Ram Rajya. The Perfect Land. But perfection has a price. He paid that price. 3400 BCE. INDIA Ayodhya is weakened by divisions. A terrible war has taken its toll. The damage runs deep. The demon King of Lanka, Raavan, does not impose his rule on the defeated. He, instead, imposes his trade. Money is sucked out of the empire. The Sapt Sindhu people descend into poverty, despondency, and corruption. They cry for a leader to lead them out of the morass. Little do they appreciate that the leader is among them. One whom they know. A tortured and ostracised prince. A prince they tried to break. A prince called Ram. He loves his country, even when his countrymen torment him. He stands alone for the law. His band of brothers, his Sita, and he, against the darkness of chaos. Will Ram rise above the taint that others heap on him? Will his love for Sita sustain him through his struggle? Will he defeat the demon Lord Raavan who destroyed his childhood? Will he fulfill the destiny of Vishnu? Begin an epic journey with Amish’s latest: the Ram Chandra Series.

The Book of Ram by Devdutt Pattanaik

‘Ram’s story as a metaphor for human strengths and weaknesses and as a window to inner divinity’—Tehelka / Ram is maryada purushottam, the supreme upholder of social values, scion of the Raghu clan, the jewel of the solar dynasty, the seventh avatar of Vishnu. Reviled by feminists, and appropriated by politicians, he remains serene in his majesty, the only Hindu deity to be worshipped as a king. Join Devdutt Pattanaik as he explores the relevance of Ram in modern times, peeling back the layers of metaphors and meanings in the many retellings of his tale.

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